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, and to their families. i know all americans share in that sentiment. for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world's many challenges. but when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. that's what's happened in libya over the course of these last six weeks. libya sits directly between tunisia and egypt. two nations that inspired the world when their people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant, moammar qaddafi. he has denied his people freedom. exploited their wealth. murdered opponents at home and abroad and terrorized innocent people around the world. including americans who were killed by libyan agents. last month qaddafi's grip of fear appeared to give way to the promise of freedom. and cities and towns across the country, libyans took to the streets to claim their basic human rights. a
in america as well. so the media has a little catching up to do. but they are missing the key >> gretchen: that is stirring the pot. a common goal of ending the western way of life. you and your neighbors must not miss what the media is, they are missing who is organizing all of the american dream rallies that happened over the weekend. who did the unions go to to be able to file permits to get the places to have these rallies,? you will not believe it. we'll tell you in a minute, come on. >> hello, america. the violence is spreading like wild fire. bahrain saw tens of thousands rally and promise to continue until they see a successful revolution. it is the home of our fith fleet. libya is most on fire. hundreds of thousands of fled to egypt and tunisia to escape the fighting. our war ships are on the way. rebels have control of most of the country except for the capitol compound. protestors flash with the antiprotestors took to the streets including the heavily fortified green zone. 12 civilians died and more than hundred injured. the chinese government is involved. it is dismantling pro
for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role in global security, and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks, costs of military actions we are reluctant to use force to solve world problems. one of our interest and values are at stake we have a responsibility to act on our interest--is at stake. that is what is happening in libya with the last couple of weeks. libya is between egypt and tunisia two different nations that have inspired the world when the people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for over four decades, the people have been ruled by a tyrant. moammar gaddafi has denied his people's freedom. exploited his wealth, murdered opponents at home and on a broad and terrorize innocent people of around the world including americans. there were killed by libyans. last month, the grip of fear gave way to the promise of freedom. cities, towns across the country libyans took to the street to claim their basic human rights. as one libyan said for the first time i only have hope that our nightmare of 40 years will soon be over. faced with this
operation odyssey door signal a major change in america's foreign policy in that region? tonight the great middle east debate for some of the top minds in the country, both sides of the aisle. senator lindsay graham, donald trump. congressman anthony wiener, p.j. crowley. former libyan ambassador, general richard myers. we begin tonight with cnn's ni k robertson live from tripoli. did anyone see the speech where you are? >> reporter: no one will have seen it on state television and there's been no comment on state television about it. they have chosen to broadcast a number of other things, reruns of political analysts putting forth the government position. but plenty of people you can be sure will have watched it on channels like cnn. they watch the international news organizations here, particularly anyone in the opposition because they don't trust the state media here because they don't get the full picture. but it's the middle of the night here so we really don't have reaction from anyone at the moment. certainly you can count on the fact that gadhafi will feel that he's dodged the bull
, the conditions are pretty terrible. the actual ordnance comes from various countries from russia, america, china, and a large number of mortar bombs made in britain. the british stuff, like the rest, is all very old. but if a bomb landed on it, there will be a major disaster. land mines would be planted here, but nobody knew where. everyone we spoke to was hoping for a no-fly zone by the western powers. >> wheat persuade you to let the people of europe and america listen to our requests. >> for now, there is no protection against the air force. just a few nervous volunteers. gos>> one with the libyans have been venting their feelings is through art. our correspondent has been home to a makeshift gallery to see some of the pictures on display. we are unable to bring you that at the moment, but we will give you the package a little bit later. the situation has been unfolding in terms of the international reaction. much has been said about whether the international community w z. >> of the threat of an attack from the above could be stopped if our air force jets were patrolling the libya opposed th
address on saturday. here's what he said in south america last week about why we're there. >> our military action is in support of an international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel gadhafi to his people. now, i also have stated that it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. and we've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. >> what does he need to say tonight? >> he hasn't addressed the american people and done it in a sort of logical way to explain why the it's in the u.s. interest, and particularly with secretary gates saying it's not a vital interest of the united states. how does this differ? i don't think he's going to address this tonight. i think he wants to be deliberately ambiguous about this. but why is this in the united states interest to protect civilians, the humanitarian mission and not what's happening in syria, to protesters. why it's not in our interest to protect the protesters in yemen or in bahrain. so that case has not been made. and i don't think he's
at all. good night. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. a lot to report today. you have been told by the media and politicians alike that this theory is wrong. that there is nothing to it. pay no attention. well, that was the storyline that was churned out and rehashed by pundit after pundit and reporter after reporter for god knows how long. but as we watch the middle east and now the rest of the world catch fire and we watch the events of the day play out, well, it has to become more and more clear who is correct. and who is incorrect. so then the question would become wait a minute, why hasn't the incorrect side rushed? you know, all of those who rush to dismiss or discredit the view point come out now and rush out and say whoa, whoa, whoa. wow, it is really happening. what would stop them from reporting what is now the undeniable documented truth? this is important, because you will see by the end of the show that there is another agenda. another possible explanation. i think the likely explanation here is those with real power need you to be, need you to need them. to need th
this a humanitarian crisis. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. my name is mike embley. another day of rage in yemen, but the president tells the u.s. to stop interfering. and he is known for shaquita andino -- shocking o on the catwalk, but dior has fired john galliano. hello again. in libya, colonel gaddafi is making efforts to shore up areas around capital of tripoli. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is warning that the country could go into a protracted civil war. jeremy bowen says that gaddafi says there are no demonstrations against him, and jeremy has a different account of how peaceful the city is. >> colonel gaddafi supporters were in the town to wave off the convoy. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever. forever. >> the regime's power is concentrated in the capital. colonel gaddafi has genuine support here, but there are protesters in tripoli, too. this is the center of the city, and green square. authorities say the foreign media has not been showing signs like these because they are wrongly portrayed in libya as c
states engaged civil society, universities, think tanks and the know how that america has to the region, but not impose a form or model of the egyptians. they do not want to be to hanging over the fact that they will not deal with the egyptian government as members of the muslim brotherhood on it. the muslim brotherhood is no different than the all but -- ultraorthodox party in israel and christian democrats. they can be political parties that drive the base for religion but play with in the secular roles of the game. they do not want to see this type of western and physician saying if they win a certain number of seats, we will not deal with them. in that kind of tone is what the egyptians want to see. >> do you have a sense now that the egyptian process is really .eginning to firm -- forme >> i think the muslim brotherhood was completely surprised. never were the slogans chanted. not by accident, and more and partly because the people were not part of the muslim brotherhood. they were people that belong to the muslim brotherhood, but this was not a muslim brotherhood evened. it will n
seemed possibly to be the admission by president obama that america would now be actively henning these rebels and presumably arming them in the process. what did you make of that development in this story? >> reporter: if that's the way this is going to take shape over the coming weeks and months, it's clearly going to be a very protracted affair, because the opposition really isn't in a place to face off against gadhafi's army, even if you neutralize the army, their heavy weapons, their superiority, and advantage on the battlefield, what would seem to be serving -- gadhafi's armed the tribes loyal to him so you see people with more weapons on gadhafi's side and will use them against the rebels. this will turn to a wider civil war where even gadhafi can't predict what's going to happen. if the united states and others are going to arm the rebels, he's going to have to keep the pressure up on the rebels and he's going to have to arm the population that will support him. those oil installations that the rebels have just taken over the last few days piers. >> nic robertson, i want t
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. i have been talking about the perfect storm for several years now. perfect storm is all of the forces in the world that want to take america down and capitalism and the western way of life. extremists, communists, iran, all of them. the border, the debt, for lack of trust, energy, war, terror, political correctness, islamic extremism. financial problems. the enemies within, which i just added last week, and now i'm going to add another one. all of these things are happening. and we can deal with maybe a combination of a couple of them but they are all happening at once. that is going to pose the biggest threat to the united states, the one we have ever faced. even civil war i don't think was as tough as this one is. then you have gas prices and food prices skyrocketing. a global recession. these things happening altogether. it's just not good. i want to show you something that i saw very few outlets mention this yesterday. news outlets except for fox talked about it. and it was a lead, it was broken i think by the "washington times." maybe you caugh
what it is like to live in the new world, declining america, declining europe. how do you make money and create jobs? it is a very complicated, scary place. bhay did is what they did in bhay did is what they did in washington. but it's more creative and you can do it actually for clients and be a little bit more honest about it. brian: where do you live? >> i spend most of my time living in germany. one of my clients is the dutch government. i spend time in the hague as well but most of the time in germany. brian: why would someone hire you? >> i have a unique background. educated in the u.k., so i understand europeans but i lived and worked in washington. i worked for the heritage foundation on the right and the council is in the middle so i know the points of view of every major school of thought in washington so that's a good reason to hire me. brian: where was home originally? >> ohio. a place called rocky river about an hour from cleveland. i had an idyllic, eisenhower childhood it was lovely. i go back to that, pocketbook issues are what matter to a lot of people. and in foreig
states of america. and if the european allies and nato cannot manage to pursue this with the same intensity that they have exhibited over the last week, they are likely to call upon the united states to do more and the u.s. will remain part of the coalition. i think that's part of the complexity of this and the contradictions inherit in his policy that the president will have to address this evening. >> nick and david, back with us in a few minutes. how has the coalition military campaign changed the balance of power on the ground in libya? i want to go to the map and look at this. the president does not like the term war when it comes to this. is this a war? is the united states at war? >> well, you talk about war and i think you talk about world war one and i would not use the term "war." the guy on the ground getting shot at, it's like war. >> the president of the united states addresses the american people tonight. i want to close the map and go back here to march 18th. let me close this one down today. this is march 18th. this is the day before it all started. and here's -- y
that america is heavily involved but doesn't really want anyone to know that. which seems to be a rather pointless exercise in terms of the p.r. here, isn't it? >> no someone pretending that america is not involved. the announcement of the strategy indicated that we've been providing capability that we are uniquely qualified to provide. but as the days go by, more and more sorties will be carried out by air forces of other countries, more operations will be taken over, our role will become somewhat diminished. still engaged, still involved. obviously, helping to coordinate, but i think that's the transition we're watching. >> it's a very unusual position for american military to find itself in here. no one talking to all the generals in the last few days has really been clear what the mission is to start with. we hear it's costing america a billion dollars on air strikes, which the country can really hardly afford. i mean, isn't it time for some real clarity? and dare i say it, leadership here? >> well, i have to disagree with you there. i think the mission is quite clear. and what the p
by america or the atlantic pact until think in blood. they know they will be entering hell and in a bath of blood. >> the new bloodshed brought fresh calls for the united states to impose a no-fly zone. on capitol hill this clear explanation from the defense secretary robert gates. >> there's a lot of frankly loose talk about some of these military options and let's just call a spade a spade. a no-fly zone begins within attack on libya to destroy the air defenses. that's the way you do a no-fly zone. >> a closer look at the map and talk more and more about those options and the risks of using u.s. military force in libya in a moment and take a close look at those air defense systems secretary gates just said there would have to be targeted before there could be any no-fly zone. first the latest on what right now on the ground if you look at the map amounts to a civil war playing out in libya. a tense and brutal civil war. these image, the green area controlled by opposition forces. opponents of moammar gadhafi. the red areas controlled by the gadhafi regime. if you had any doubt gadhafi
. the actual order and its comes from various countries. from russia, america, china, and there is a large number of bombs made in britain. the purchase stuff is all very old. if a bomb landed on it, it would be a major disaster. what'd the rebels volunteered to drive us a around. nine bombs have been planted here, but no one knew where. everyone was hoping for a no-fly zone by the western powers. >> please. >> for now, there is no protection year against the air force. just a few nervous volunteers. >> with the air force one of the few remaining assets, the no-fly zone is something the international community has been discussing. it is an option that has mixed reaction. the united states is moving its military might in the area closer to libya. >> the threats of an attack from above could be stopped if american air force jets were patrolling lydia's skies. -- lydia's skies pretty hillary clinton told american politicians that libya could end up in democracy or in the chaos of the protracted civil war. >> one of those actions under review is a no-fly zone. there are arguments that favor it
, national farmers union, crop life for america and responsible industry for a sound environment. mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, chairman smid for her leadership and -- scmidt and thank the ranking members on the subcommittees for their support of the bill. i want to thank chairman mica and rahall for their leadership as well as chairman lucas and ranking member petter son of the agriculture committee. i urge all members to support h.r. 872 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, in light of the fact that mr. baca yielded back the balance of his time to me, can you tell me how much time is left on this side? the speaker pro tempore: 15 minutes remaining. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: we are here pretending to do something about a real problem. we are amending the wrong statute at the wrong time under the guise that this is a crisis and bringing
>>> this sunday, what do the events sweeping the mid east mean for america's fragile economic economy, as gas prices spike around the country? and the budget battle in washington. >>> the latest proposal is unacceptable and it's indefensible. >>> the white house and republicans are far apart on how deeply to cut govovernment spending. but is there an opening to fix budget-busting programs like social security and medicare? i'll ask my exclusive guests this morning, white house chief of staff william daley. >>> and is the tea party creating division amongst republicans or laying the foundation for successful challenge for the president in 2012? we have the head of the tea party caucus in the house, republican from minnesota, michele bachmann. finally, politically analysis on the crisis in libya, the spending fight in washington and new moves of potential gop contenders for 2012. of with us, eugene robinson and columnist for the "new york times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david times" and author of the new book, "the social animal," david brooks. captions
will be back doing auditions with you on america's got talent in the next few weeks. do a quick fist -- >> i'm not touching your water. i know we're on the air. i'd like to be banned now. >> he'll be back. that's it for us tonight and the end of howie mandel's career. >>> piers, thanks. the battle for libya is sin tense phiing, as america considers military action in that country. moammar gadhafi continues to claim victories that do not exist. gadhafi's latest claims, versus the facts on the ground. gadhafi claims they've taken this city of mizrada. you're going to hear from a man who's pinned down there. the small arms and molotov cocktails. they have nothing to fight with, he says, and nothing left to lose. the man you are going to hear from tonight says he's preparing to die. preparing for another fight like the one they had this weekend. [ gunfire ] >> gadhafi continues to spin stories to the world. in a new interview, he claims the uprising is not happening, and cities have been held captive by a few dozen al qaeda fighters, and he claims only small numbers of people have died. >> trans
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now and 2015 to make america the center of building capacity for batteries that will be used in the new cars of the future, from 4% to over -- >> what about the shorter term? does the president -- strategic reserve, is the president considering doing something that can arrest that spike? >> well, we're looking at the options. there's -- the issue of the reserves is one we're considering. it is something that only is done -- has been done in very rare occasions. there's a bunch of factors that have to be looked at. and it is just not the price. again, the uncertainty -- i think there is no doubt that the uncertainty in the middle east right now has caused tremendous increase in the last number of weeks. >> but it's on the table, which i think is significant. >> well, all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of this economic crisis we're in. and the fragility of it. >> i want to ask more about the recovery, but i want to stay with oil and the crisis in the middle east. over the weekend, fighting in libya has expanded. we
. the second issue deals with america's interests and whether what happened in libya actually effects the united states. >> secretary gates said it is not of vital interest to the united states. >> i don't think it's vital interest for the united states but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the region which is a vital interest for the united states. >> what we're doing and qaddafi's history and the potential for the disruption and instability was very much in our interests as bob said and seen by our european friends and our arab partners as very vital to their interests. >> shepard: well, those interests, of course, include all together now, oil. libya has the world's ninth largest proven reserves of oil. and 90% of libya's oil goes to europe. primarily italy, germany, france, and spain. there is one more overarching issue with libya. that's whether it sets a bad new bar. in other words, is what we do now a sort of indicator of what's to come later if there is another uprising? or is this some sort of special case? secretary clinton says places like syria or the ivo
this operation, i want to be clear. the united states of america has done what we said we would do. >> what are you annoyed at us for? we just wanted to know why we were bombing people. nobody said [ bleep ] to us. we were just sitting there, look, we're doing what we said we would do. >> last night nato decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting libyan civilians. this transfer from the united states to nato will take place on wednesday. >> so there is an exit strategy. we turned over the mission to nato. man, i feel bad for whoever the sucker is that's the main driving force financially and weaponwise in that organization because those guys are -- wait a minute. we're nato! that's like beyonce saying she's seeding control to sash that fierce. >> welcome to "morning joe." a live look at new york city on this wednesday, march 30th. with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. hi, mike. >> mika! >> how are you? >> i'm well now. >> that's good. i have a question for you. yes or no. did you eat a lost cheetos, lucky charms and minute maid lemonade and maybe -- wh
in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin tonight with this elevation in the urgency on the part of the u.s. and others, and our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evenin
of the next week. >> schieffer: do you think it is in the united states of america's national interest that qaddafi has to go? we know it's in the interest of the libyan people but is it in our national interest? >> yes, it is because if qaddafi stays there is no question that he will be mischief in the days ahead as he has been in the past. furthermore, i think what is happening all across the middle east is in our strategic national interest. if we have emerging democracies, people who come out who say to al qaeda, look, we didn't have one suicide bomber, we didn't have one violent, you know, sort of explosive acts against the west or somebody to make a dramatic statement, we took matters into our own hands with respect to our own government and we have produced change. that just, you know, that's not an iranian moment. it's not an al qaeda moment. it's the people of libya attaching themselvess to the very values and principles that we have espoused for so many years in that region. i think if these countries do reform and they do give greater voice to their people and there is great
intensely about america getting weaker. when i'm in america i talk about europe. where you aren't, you talk about the other guy. i have a unique point of view. brian: so give us a scenario where the dutch government is using your expertise. do you go to them? write for them? talk to them on the phone? >> i work at a thirving tank called the centre for strategic studies. the dutch government funds my work there, half comes from the hague and half from the dutch government. they call me up and say explain the tea party. we all talk like we understand it but nobody really does. what is the philosophy about this? what is driving this? rather than read a newspaper of a european guessing, that's a great example. brian: do they ever ask you to come to washington and lobby for them? >> no. i would never do that. one of the great things about this is i can do and say what i thought. i wanted to say what i thought was empirically the truth and if you are your own boss you can do that and you have to be able to say no to any client. that's the is hing point. i can say and do what i wish. i would never
, the first time that a catholic was on a presidential ticket in the united states of america, that was 1928. al smith, democratic party. the first time that a woman was on a presidential ticket, that was 1984. geraldine ferraro. also democratic party. the first time that a jewish person was on a presidential ticket in america was the year 2000. it was joe lieberman. also the democratic party. the first time that an african-american was on a presidential ticket was in 2008. barack obama, democratic party. out of all those pioneering presidential tickets that the democratic party has put forward, barack obama is the only one whose ticket won. and in january 2009 america inaugurated our first ever african-american president. against that historic achievement what got less noticed was how badly the republican party got beat in that election and in the election before it. in 2006 and 2008 together the republican party lost 54 seats in the house. they lost 14 seats in the senate. and of course they lost the white house too. a republican party looking to come back from that, looking to redefine it
. at this point, america was in the throes of a cold war and our great nation was viewed with cynicism. the peace corps showed the world the enduring values of peace, commitment to national service and an optimism that had been lost in the cold war and world war ii. under the masterful direction of sargent shriver, it grew to 1,500 volunteers. i was one of those early recruits. i found myself in peace corps training and found myself in medellin, colombia. i saw the grinding cycles of poverty that left so many men, women and children without hope. i committed then to work to end the culture of poverty. it is in no small part due to that experience in the peace corps that i am standing here in the congress. yes, i will yield. mr. dreier: i'd like to con gradge late my friend for his service in the peace corps. he not only served then but he continues to share that with us today and as we deal with countries around the world, the peace corps has been very important and i'm happy to recognize their 50th anniversary. mr. farr: thank you, mr. dreier. over the past 50 years, the peace corps has shown th
to the american people. since returning from south america, the president has begun to talk in greater detail about our involvement in libya. for the second time, he's discussed our operations in and around libya with the congressional leadership. over the weekend he devoted his entire address to the topic and he'll speak to the american people tonight about our operations in libya. all of this is welcome and in my view, overdue. before addressing what answers i hope to hear from the president this evening let me address the notifications to congress that the president has made. prior to the initiation of combat activities in libya the congressional leadership received two forms of notification of the president's decision to order americans into harm's way. prior to departing for his overseas trip, the president notified the congressional leadership of his plans to send american forces in to combat in action a limited discreet role to destroy the integrated air defenses of the libyan government and to enable our allies to estab
>> if you recall it in the 1960's and 1970's, we were writing off urban america. >> with wall street's reemergence, new york city was really pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy and has really prospered ever since. >> watch the rest of the interview sunday night on c-span q&a. >> x, nouri clinton on military action in libya. then a discussion on ethics in government, then a forum from the consumer federation of america. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier today about military action by the u.s. and its allies against the forces of libyan leader muammar gaddafi. earlier today, libyan government troops attacked the rebel capital in violation of a un cease-fire resolute -- resolution. she made these remarks in paris at a summit of leaders gathered to address the ongoing violence in the country. this is about 25 minutes. >> hello. before we begin, i want to sell a few words about warren christopher. he was a friend, and mentor, and truly a diplomat's diplomat. he served our country with such great distinction in so many capaci
to israel? is america on the wrong side? i think we are. two things to watch for. one, israel is about to strike back. israel can only take so much. nobody in the press is covering what is happening to israel. when israel strikes back, which they are being forced to do now, watch out. because the gates of hell are going to open up. and we will do nothing. and it's worse than that. as you will see tonight. the second thing i think you need to watch for a call to come from washington to pull out our troops in the middle east. which may be our best option, which would send the world in to chaos. but the other option will be soon to send more troops because of the humanitarian crisis. either way you slice it, our troops and our nation is at peril. tonight, i believe i can put some of this together in your head and some of these things will make sense. you won't like the answer. but they will make sense. ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. nothing in the world make sense. tonight we're going to shed some light on some of the issues and decisions that are leaving people confused. we have some
documentary, all of this was avoidable? >> well, it is horrible, of course. america went through 40 years without any financial crisis when regulation was much tighter, and banking was not quite so exciting. you know, banking has got an exciting in a very dangerous way, and we have to return to a much more regulated financial sector. i hope that the american people will become upset enough and angry enough and informed enough and activist enough to do something about this. tavis: you mentioned president bush in your indictment of what went wrong. this is not a republican problem. there is blame for the clinton administration, blamed for the obama administration. talk about the bipartisan nature of this crisis. >> it is a fairly bipartisan problem at this point. many of us, including myself, were deeply disappointed with president obama's behavior. he said things during his campaign that led us to believe he would take action about this, and when people voted for him and contributed to his campaign, i think many thought these issues would be addressed, and it has been a huge disappointment
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
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